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Certified Surgical Technologist Expert Witness

Keywords

Certified Surgical Technologist, Surgery, Asepsis, Surgical Assisting, Surgical Implants, Critical Thinking, Surgical Instrumentation, Surgical Supplies, Education, Team Building, Education, Leadership, Supervisor, Orthopedics, Gynecology, Urology, Vascular, Neurology, ENT, Thoracic, General Surgery, Surgical Counts,

Georgia





Expert Witness No. 2055

CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST:


  • Clinical Supervisor for surgical technologist hospital education
  • Hosted Didactic training
  • Rotate between Orthopedics, General, GYN, ENT, GU and Vascular
  • Over 10 years in 100% scrub role specializing in Orthopedics and Spinal Surgery
  • BLS Healthcare Provider certified
  • Certified with NBSTSA, National Certification

Employment History:


Private Health Services Company, Georgia                            6/2014 – Present

  • Clinical Development Specialist Educator for Surgical Technologists: departments include main OR, EVOR, and outpatient surgery
  • Overseen Certification requirements for Surgical Technologist to achieve National Certification
  • Managed in-service education for over 150 employees
  • Tri-Campus Corporate presenter for surgical technology
  • Established workflow with materials management with the education department
  • Trained new employees and students for JACO requirements, OSHA, hospital policy and procedures

 

Private Hospital, Georgia                                                       12/2013 - Present

  • Consolidated instrument trays to improve workflow for the department
  • Improved preference cards for staff development
  • Created caskets for new doctors
  • Worked with educator for educating within the operation room
  • Maintain accountability for sterility and counts during surgery
  • Practice patient confidentiality and advocacy
  • Keep current with new and upcoming surgical practices

Private Medical Center-HCA, Tennessee                               02/2004 - 10/2013

  • Oversee sterile field and maintained accountability for instruments and sponges
  • Practice patient confidentiality and advocacy
  • Train and developed new employees
  • Maintain position to specialize in Orthopedics and Spinal surgery
  • Keep current with new and upcoming surgical practices
  • Maintain and develop a close and professional working relationship with medical staff
  • Develop close relationships with medical representatives

Externship Experience:

06/2003 -11/2003


Baptist Hospital, Nashville, TN                                           

Sumner Regional Medical Center, Gallatin, TN                            

  • 400 Clinical hours obtained in both facilities operating departments
  • Performed over 190 cases
  • Acquired techniques for specialty rotations; such as Maxofacial and Thoracic surgeries
  • Developed versatility in roles such as case preparation management, (casket preparations and room turnover)

Professional Development:


Member, Association of Surgical Technologists                       2003 - Present

NBSTSA Certification item writer, Kansas City, KS                              03/2013

State assembly speaker for TN assembly of AST                               04/2013

Georgia State Assembly Board Member of AST                       2013 - Present

National CST representative of NBSTSA                                            11/2013

State author of Surgical Technologists (3 articles),                10/2013,6/2014

National speaker for AST, Denver, CO                                                  05/2014

National nominee for Fellow of AST, Denver, CO                                 05/2014

National nominee for AST National Committee, Denver, CO               05/2014

Education:


Associates of Applied Science-General Technology                           12/2009

Nashville State Community College, Nashville, TN


Surgical Technology for Certificate Program                                       12/2003

Nashville State Community College, Nashville, TN



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